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No Group Forums, bbPress Forums Only

  • Avatar of Korhan Ekinci
    Korhan Ekinci
    Participant

    @korhanekinci

    I like to hide or disable Group forums. I will have bbpress forums for general topics only (without group forums)

    Any ideas to do this proper way without modifying the core files?

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  • Avatar of gerikg
    gerikg
    Participant

    @gerikg

    Admin section -> Buddypress -> Component Setup -> Disabled ( Groups Let users create, join and participate in groups.)

    Avatar of gerikg
    gerikg
    Participant

    @gerikg

    The only thing is the groups that you created will still be on the sitewide activity until something else replaces it.

    Avatar of Korhan Ekinci
    Korhan Ekinci
    Participant

    @korhanekinci

    Ok, I did not explain this well. I want members to continue creating and participating groups. I want them to write on the group wall and want to use the group blog plugin. I do not want the group forum feature.

    In my case, I already have 26 groups and will probably end up with hundreds of groups within 3-4 months. This messes the bbpress forum pages with hundreds of forums created!

    I also want to keep bbpress forums as simple as possible (up to 15 forum topics).

    Having said that, is it possible to disable group forum feature but keep bbpress forums without editing core files? If it is necessary to edit the core files, can someone help find the simplest solution?

    Avatar of gerikg
    gerikg
    Participant

    @gerikg

    Why not cut off the link between BB forum & BP Groups.

    DISABLE

    bbPress Forums

    Activates bbPress forum support within BuddyPress groups or any other custom component.

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Do what gerikg said.

    Login to your WPMU backend and navigate to “BuddyPress > Component Setup”.

    Check “Disabled” for “bbPress forums” and you should be good to go!

    *The one thing that probably has you confused is you need to login to your bbPress admin area and manually delete your existing group forums.

    Avatar of gerikg
    gerikg
    Participant

    @gerikg

    I decided to do the same thing. Since it will be too confusing to have both working at the same time and having a millions users creating their own forum category. I create the forums I need and deleted all the groups and let the users have their group fun.

    Avatar of Korhan Ekinci
    Korhan Ekinci
    Participant

    @korhanekinci

    yes RAY, ok, I understand, working on bp for hours each day and get confused with silly things sometime, sometimes solutions are very easy.

    I actually deleted the links manually from the theme files, but yes, I do see it now. Thought by disabling bp component setup would disable forums all together :)

    And thank you Gerikg!

    Yes, I think it is much more clean to have forums and groups separated. Let groups do what they want there, right? They have the wire and the group blogs (with bp 1.1 hopefully).

    It would off course be so cool to have wires supporting videos and images. Hopefully someone comes with a plugin for that soon!

    Avatar of gerikg
    gerikg
    Participant

    @gerikg

    It would off course be so cool to have wires supporting videos and images. Hopefully someone comes with a plugin for that soon!

    amen! and add bbforums activity to the wire too.,

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